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Hip replacement surgery

Private hip replacement surgery in Winchester.

Total hip replacement surgery involves removing your damaged and painful hip joint and replacing it with an artificial joint, also known as a prosthesis. This artificial hip joint is usually made of metal, ceramic, plastic, or a combination of the three materials.  

Hip replacement surgery is a treatment for joint pain. It is usually recommended when your hip pain is so bad that your quality of life is affected.  

Hip pain
can take a devastating toll on your daily life, interfering with simple, everyday activities and preventing you from maintaining an active lifestyle. And it’s not just your physical health that feels the effects. Joint pain can dramatically impact other aspects of your life too, including your relationships, sleep and mental health.  

According to our Joint Pain Matters report, which examines the impact of hip and other joint pain on the lives of more than 8,000 people:  

  • More than two-thirds of respondents (69%) said joint pain has affected their mental health 
  • 95% of survey respondents said joint pain has affected their ability to do everyday tasks
  • 66% of people with joint pain said they struggle to sleep 

These statistics reflect the widespread negative effects of joint pain on everyday life.  

Treating hip pain in Winchester


At BMI Sarum Road Hospital in Winchester, we have a network of dedicated orthopaedic Consultants who can help treat, manage, and even eliminate your hip pain. We help people living in Winchester, Hampshire and further afield get quick access to treatment with a Consultant of their choice.   

There are several non-invasive treatment options for hip pain, including medication, heat therapy and physiotherapy. We will usually recommend one or all of these non-surgical methods first. However, if these treatments can’t reduce your hip pain successfully enough, you might require hip replacement surgery.  

Hip replacement surgery is a highly successful form of treatment for hip pain which successfully eliminates pain and restores function to your hip. According to The National Institiute for Health Research, around 85% of total hip replacements last for 15 years, with 58% lasting for 25 years.  

If you are battling chronic hip pain and would like to know more about hip replacement surgery, our Specialist Orthopaedic Consultants at BMI Sarum Road Hospital are here to help.

To find out more about our services or to book your initial consultation, call our team on 01962 844555 or book directly online.

If you experience any the following symptoms, you might require hip replacement surgery:   

  • Hip pain when exercising   
  • Hip pain when walking   
  • Hip pain when bending down   
  • Hip pain during sex 
  • Severe hip stiffness  
  • Hip swelling 
  • Persistent hip pain that limits your movement and ability to perform everyday tasks  
  • Limited relief from other forms of treatment tried   

It is important to remember that having hip pain does not necessarily mean you require hip replacement surgery. You should talk with your Consultant about the nature of your pain and which treatment option will work best for you.   

At BMI Sarum Road Hospital, each one of our expert Consultants is committed to keeping you informed throughout your healthcare journey, ensuring you have a comprehensive understanding of your treatment options and which will work best for you. They will work with a multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Pain Management Specialists and more to build your tailored treatment plan, based around your individual needs and goals.

At BMI Sarum Road Hospital, we offer fast access to treatment for hip pain.

To find out more about our services or to book your initial consultation, call our team on 01962 844555 or book directly online.

An Orthopaedic Surgeon, also known as an Orthopaedic Consultant or a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, is a bones and joints specialist. At BMI Sarum Road Hospital, our Orthopaedic Consultants specialise in certain joints. So, if you visit us for help with hip pain, you will be treated by a Consultant with a special interest in hips.  

At your initial consultation, your Surgeon will ask about your general health and look at your medical history to see whether you have any existing medical conditions, as well as if you take any treatment for hip pain (and whether this has helped you manage your pain). They will want to know more about the nature of your pain, including when it started and how it impacts your daily life.   

In order to assess your symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis of your hip pain, your Consultant will carefully carry out a physical examination of your joint(s), and request an X-ray, if needed. Your X-ray will be performed by one of our Radiographers.   

Although the prospect of your initial consultation may feel daunting, it doesn’t have to be this way. This is a safe opportunity for you to ask your Consultant any questions you might have about your hip pain. They will share detailed information about your condition and potential treatment options. After your Consultant has determined the cause of your hip pain, they will explain more about hip replacement surgery and whether it might be the right treatment option for you.

Before hip replacement surgery, you will either be administered general anaesthetic (which means you’ll be asleep for the whole procedure) or spinal anaesthetic (which will numb your lower body). If you are given spinal anaesthetic, you will also be given a sedative.  

There are two types of hip replacement surgery: total and partial. The type of surgery you have will depend on the extent of damage to your hip joint and which parts of it are affected.  

As your Consultant will explain to you, a hip joint is a ‘ball and socket’ joint, where two bones meet: your femoral head (ball) and your acetabulum (socket). 

Partial hip replacement (half hip replacement) surgery


During this form of surgery, your Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon will make an incision on the side of your hip and remove your damaged femoral head, which will then be replaced with an artificial joint, known as a prosthesis. This prosthesis is usually made of plastic, metal or ceramic, or a combination of these materials.  

The different components of a hip prosthesis can be cemented or uncemented. Cemented components are fixed to your healthy bone using special “cement.” Uncemented components have a rough surface that allow your bone to grow onto it, holding it in place.  

Total hip replacement surgery


In the case of a total hip replacement, your Consultant will remove both your femoral head and your acetabulum and replace each with their respective artificial component.   

Whether you undergo partial or total hip replacement surgery, at the end of the procedure your Consultant will bend and move your leg, making sure it moves properly now the prosthesis has been implanted. They will then close their incision with dissolvable stitches. The outermost layer of your skin will be closed with glue or sutures.   

How long does a hip replacement take?


A hip replacement operation typically lasts for one to two hours.   

Every person's hip replacement recovery timeline looks different depending on their individual health and circumstances.   

Your Orthopaedic Surgeon will have taken the time to fully understand your personal circumstances and so they will be able to tell you what your hip surgery recovery timeline will look like.  

At BMI Sarum Road Hospital, you will be supported by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals throughout your recovery journey. This includes aftercare at home, where you will be advised to avoid certain strenuous activities and to perform specialist exercises set by your Physiotherapist.   

Most people can leave hospital and go home two to three days after having hip replacement surgery. Within two weeks, you will be able to walk more regularly, but you will require the use of a walking aid, such as crutches or a walker. Please be gentle with yourself when walking. You can reap the benefits of exercise without walking fast: very low impact exercise is key at this stage in your recovery.  

After two to six weeks, you can begin incorporating gentle exercise into your daily routine, such as long walks or swimming. You can also usually return to work at this stage, depending on the type of work you do (if you have an office job you can return to the office, but for a manual job you might need more time off).   

After six to 12 weeks, you should be able to carry out everyday activities with ease.  

Please speak to your Consultant about your recovery journey. They will be able to answer questions based on your circumstances and offer you a concise, tailored recovery timeline.  

Specialist exercises after hip replacement surgery

Your Physiotherapist will work with you to build a tailored exercise plan following surgery. These will help strengthen your hip muscles and improve your mobility. Your Physiotherapist will also show you how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine at home, using specialist equipment if required.   

They will advise on how regularly you should perform these exercises outside of your sessions, as well as any equipment you might need.  

At BMI Sarum Road Hospital in Winchester, the cost price of total hip replacement surgery ranges from £12,108* to £14,936*. 

The cost of partial hip replacement surgery starts from £11,410*.

The final price of your hip replacement will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests. Paying for surgery with us is an easy process and we offer flexible payment options that allow you to spread the cost of your surgery over a period of time that suits you.  

*The prices that are shown above are an estimate for self-pay customers. The final cost of your treatment will always be confirmed in writing after your consultation. Further terms and conditions apply. 

At BMI Sarum Road Hospital, we offer our services to people living in Winchester, Hampshire and further afield. With us, you can benefit from: 

  • Expert care from a compassionate team   
  • Stringent checks and processes to ensure your safety at all times   
  • Free, easy-to-access parking around the clock   
  • Catering services that adapt to your dietary requirements   
  • En-suite hospital rooms with Wi-Fi, TV and direct-dial telephone   
  • Sophisticated onsite diagnostic equipment, including MRI and CT scanning   
  • A physiotherapy suite to encourage your fast recovery   
  • Exceptional ratings, with 99.5% of patients likely to recommend us to friends and family. 99.1% of patients said their expectations were met or succeed
  • The ability to choose the hospital most convenient for you   

Complications can occur during any surgery.  Potential complication during any surgical procedure include: 

  • Infection in the surgical wound 
  • Excessive bleeding 
  • Scarring 
  • Blood clotting 
  • Chest infection 
  • Heart attack 
  • Stroke 
  • Pain 

Specific complications of hip replacement surgery include:     

  • Swelling 
  • Damage to your nerves 
  • Damage to blood vessels 
  • Infection in your hip 
  • Pain

Please speak with your Consultant if you are concerned about these complications. They will be able to share more information about them and put your mind at ease. 

Tired of waiting lists? We're here to help you access hip treatment. 

Booking your first consultation to discuss private hip replacement surgery with us is a simple process.  

To find out more about our services or to book your initial consultation, call our team on 01962 844555 or book directly online.

Specialists offering Hip replacement surgery

Mr David Hartwright

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBChB, MSc (Tr&Orth), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Sarum Road Hospital

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Mr Shilpith Shetty

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBBS, M.S(Orth), DNB(Orth), MCh.Orth(Liverpool), FRCS-Tr & Orth(London)

Sarum Road Hospital

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Mr Andrew Charles Foggitt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Sarum Road Hospital

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